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HIST 10 AMERICAS TST

Mr. Stickler's Liberty Christian HIST 10 "Early Civs. in the Americas" Quiz 2017

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List the names of the four (4) early Mesoamerican civilizations that we learned about. 1.) Olmec; 2.) Maya; 3.) Inca; 4.) Aztec.
Which of the four (4) Mesoamerican tribes carved very large stone statues - such as the one we learned about in our textbook - from huge, single chunks of stone? The Olmec tribe made these statues. (Pg. 373)
How was the Olmec tribe able to move the very large pieces of stone they needed for their statues? What does this tell us about their society? This tribe moved large pieces of stone using the combined labor of many tribe members. This tells us that they had the knowledge of simple machines - such as pulleys and gears - or they would not have been able to move these stones. (Pg. 373)
What did the large stone heads that the Olmec tribe carved represent? These statues "probably represented their gods and rulers". (Pg. 372)
What is important about the city of Teotihuacan? This city is important because it was "the first major city in Mesoamerica". (Pg. 373)
What part of Mesoamerica did the Maya live in? This tribe lived in the Yucatan Peninsula. (Pg. 374)
Complete the following sentence: "The Mayan tribe's writing system was based on _____________________________." Hieroglyphics. (Pg. 375)
What did Spanish "conquistadors" do when they discovered Mayan religion and writing systems? The "conquistadors" declared that their writing system was "evil and of no value" and their religion was "crude" and sinful.
What does the term "tribute" mean/ refer to? This term refers to "goods or money paid by conquered peoples to their conquerors". (Pg. 378)
Who held positions of government in Aztec society? Nobles held these positions in Aztec society. (Pg. 378)
What were the four (4) levels (or "branches") of Aztec society? 1.) Nobles; 2.) Commoners; 3.) Indentured workers; 4.) Slaves. (Pg. 379)
What does the term "indentured worker" mean/ refer to? This term refers to "landless laborers" in Aztec society who contracted to work on the nobles' estates. (Pg. 378)
Complete the following sentence: "Aztec religion was based on __________________________________________," " . . . a belief in an unending struggle between the forces of good and evil throughout the universe". (Pg. 379)
What area of Mesoamerica did the Inca tribe live in? This tribe lived in the mountains of southern Peru. (Pg. 384)
What does the term "quipu" mean/ refer to? This term refers to the record keeping system that the Inca used that involved a system of knotted strings. (Pg. 385)
What two (2) choices did Incan women have as far as lifestyle was concerned? Incan women would either become homemakers or priestesses (a path that was chosen for them by their parents). (Pg. 385)
What does the term "inca" mean? This term means "ruler". (Pg. 384)
List three (3) types of entertainment available to the Inca people. 1.) Watching plays; 2.) Listening to poetry; 3.) Playing or listening to music. (Pg. 385)
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